With Christmas almost upon us this is the perfect time to remind all our patients at Leigh Dental Centre, how best to enjoy the festive food and drink and look after your dental health.
Tooth friendly foods!
Not only is cheese high in calcium but it also helps to balance the PH in your mouth which lessens the damaging effects of acid from a glass of wine on your tooth enamel and helps to kill bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease.
Nuts contain calcium and vitamin D, which are both vital for your oral health as well as your health in general. Walnuts, often used in puddings and cakes also contain zinc, folic acid, iron, thiamine, magnesium, vitamin E & B6 and potassium all of which can help to keep your teeth and gums in tip top condition
When eating your twelve vegetables at Christmas pay particular attention to broccoli and carrots which contain vitamin A which helps to strengthen your tooth enamel.
Turkey is a great source of protein and is rich in phosphorous. This combined with calcium and vitamin D help to make our teeth strong and healthy.
The team have put together some simple oral health tips to help keep your teeth healthy this Christmas
- During the festive period try to brush your teeth three times a day using a fluoride toothpaste
- Clean between your teeth using interdental aids such as interdental brushes, floss or tape. This will help to ensure that you do not develop any food traps which if left can lead to infection.
- Why not treat yourself to a new toothbrush at the start of December? Toothbrushes should be changed every 3-4 months, and this will ensure that you are getting the most effective clean possible when you brush your teeth.
- With all the sweet treats around do not forget to include fruit and vegetables in your diet these will help to ensure you get all the vitamins and minerals you need and help keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Everyone at Leigh Dental Centre, would like to wish our patients a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in 2019.
However, should you have any dental emergencies over the festive period do not hesitate to get in touch on 01702 472929 and we will do our very best to help.